Early voting at TAMUK

Early voting at TAMUK

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Early voting is taking place from Oct. 20 through Oct. 31.
Early voting is taking place from Oct. 20 through Oct. 31.

For the first time ever, TAMUK was a polling station for students last week at the Student Union Building on Oct. 21.
At this polling station, students were allowed to vote for candidates early without having to do anything on their own.

The American Democracy Project had been trying for a couple of years to get this to happen on campus and it finally happened this year.

The American Democracy Project is a group run by Dr. Richard Hartwig and Dr. Andres Greenspan.

“We much appreciate the support of Vice President Terisa Riley and President Tallant in this matter,” Hartwig said.

Kleberg County Clerk Stephanie Garza said there were a total of 72 people who voted on Tuesday in the SUB.

Hartwig said he was disappointed in the low turnout, but he thinks the reason was because it was so early and not many people were focused on the election.

“A democracy can’t work without the popular population,” he said.

Hartwig said he hopes the university will be able to offer students early voting and election day voting on campus in two years, when the presidential election takes place.

Frank Garza